Writing the One-Hour Pilot I
FILM TV X 442.1
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Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you can learn.
- Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
- Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
- Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
- Begin writing your original pilot script
About this course:
Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process, you learn how to envision the world of your show, create characters and conflict, build a storytelling engine, and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first 10 pages of your original one-hour pilot script. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the One-Hour Pilot I.
X 430.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I and X 431.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Spring 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.